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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498154/pediatric-to-adult-transition-and-medication-adherence-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Jayson Jeganathan, Cheng Hiang Lee, Antony Rahme, Darren K Tiao, Celine Weston, Shoma Dutt, Annabel Magoffin, Vu Kwan, Aladdin Alswaifi, Peter H Katelaris, Kevin J Gaskin, Edward V OʼLoughlin, Rupert W Leong
BACKGROUND: Medication nonadherence is common in inflammatory bowel disease and is associated with poor outcomes. There has been no study on pediatric-to-adult transition as a risk factor for nonadherence in inflammatory bowel disease, which has been demonstrated in other diseases. We aimed to assess whether transitioned (TR) patients have higher nonadherence rates than young adults (YAs) diagnosed in adulthood. METHODS: Consecutive ambulatory subjects were prospectively recruited and completed the validated Medication Adherence Reporting Scale (MARS), with the primary outcome being adherence differences between group age-matched TR and YA groups...
May 11, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471282/cost-comparison-of-two-trabecular-micro-bypass-stents-versus-selective-laser-trabeculoplasty-or-medications-only-for-intraocular-pressure-control-for-patients-with-open-angle-glaucoma
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John P Berdahl, Anup K Khatana, L Jay Katz, Leon Herndon, Andrew J Layton, Tiffany M Yu, Matthew J Bauer, Louis B Cantor
AIM: Patients with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) whose intraocular pressure is not adequately controlled by one medication have several treatment options in the US. This analysis evaluated direct costs of unilateral eye treatment with two trabecular micro-bypass stents (two iStents) compared to selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) or medications only. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A population-based, annual state-transition, probabilistic, cost-of-care model was used to assess OAG-related costs over 5 years...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416144/feasibility-of-spirography-features-for-objective-assessment-of-motor-function-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Aleksander Sadikov, Vida Groznik, Martin Možina, Jure Žabkar, Dag Nyholm, Mevludin Memedi, Dejan Georgiev
OBJECTIVE: Parkinson's disease (PD) is currently incurable, however proper treatment can ease the symptoms and significantly improve the quality of life of patients. Since PD is a chronic disease, its efficient monitoring and management is very important. The objective of this paper was to investigate the feasibility of using the features and methodology of a spirography application, originally designed to detect early Parkinson's disease (PD) motoric symptoms, for automatically assessing motor symptoms of advanced PD patients experiencing motor fluctuations...
March 31, 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366056/expanding-the-treatment-window-for-ischemic-stroke-through-the-application-of-novel-system-based-technology
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REVIEW
Mohammad El-Ghanem, Fawaz Al-Mufti, Venkatraman Thulasi, Inder Paul Singh, Chirag Gandhi
Recent randomized controlled trials have demonstrated the superiority of endovascular treatment (ET) over medical management in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke patients with anterior circulation emergent large vessel occlusions (ELVOs). Due to such accumulating evidence, expanding ET has become of paramount importance. Advancements in modern technology have enabled the use of mobile stroke units, telestroke networks, mobile neuroendovascular teams, and smartphone applications that shorten the time window to treatment and, thus, make patients more amenable to ET...
April 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339586/framing-tobacco-dependence-as-a-brain-disease-implications-for-policy-and-practice
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Kylie Morphett, Adrian Carter, Wayne Hall, Coral Gartner
Introduction: Like other forms of drug dependence, tobacco dependence is increasingly being described as a "chronic brain disease." The potential consequences of this medical labelling have been examined in relation to other addictions, but the implications for tobacco control have been neglected. Some have posited that biomedical conceptions of addiction will reduce stigma and increase uptake of efficacious treatments. Others have countered that it could increase stigma, reduce treatment seeking, and deter unassisted quitting...
January 21, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327202/patients-perspective-of-disease-and-medication-adherence-for-type-2-diabetes-in-an-urban-area-in-bangladesh-a-qualitative-study
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Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, Tuhin Biswas, Faiz A Bhuiyan, Kamrun Mustafa, Anwar Islam
BACKGROUND: Patients' perspective of diabetes and adherence to its prescribed medications is a significant predictor of glycemic control and overall management of the disease. However, there is a paucity of such information in Bangladesh. This study aimed to explore patients' perspective of diabetes, their experience of taking oral hypoglycemic medications and explore factors that contribute to medication adherence in patients with type 2 diabetes in Bangladesh. METHODS: We conducted in-depth face-to-face interviews with 12 type 2 diabetes patients attending a tertiary hospital in Dhaka city between February and March, 2014...
March 21, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325939/the-enigma-of-extreme-traumatism-trauma-exclusion-and-their-impact-on-subjectivity
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Marcelo N Viñar
My aim is to discuss the immediate effects of extreme trauma and to speculate on its long term effects. The formulations associated with the Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome generate an overly medicalized view of trauma, grossly underestimating its devastating impact. Catastrophic traumatic experience rips a hole in the representational continuity of psychic life; neither representations nor narrations are generated. Instead, a representational emptiness occurs, such that what has taken place cannot be shared or transmitted...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Psychoanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271023/determinants-of-preferences-for-lifestyle-changes-versus-medication-and-beliefs-in-ability-to-maintain-lifestyle-changes-a-population-based-survey
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Dorte Ejg Jarbøl, Pia Veldt Larsen, Dorte Gyrd-Hansen, Jens Søndergaard, Carl Brandt, Anja Leppin, Benedicte Lind Barfoed, Jesper Bo Nielsen
Preferences for medication treatment versus lifestyle changes are of major importance in the management of chronic diseases. This study aims to investigate determinants of preference for lifestyle changes versus medication for prevention of cardiovascular disease as well as determinants of respondents' beliefs in their ability to maintain lifestyle changes. A representative sample of 40-60-year old Danish inhabitants was in 2012 invited to a survey and were asked to imagine that they had been diagnosed as being at increased risk of heart disease...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228631/relationship-between-health-promotion-volunteer-experience-and-medical-costs-hoken-hodouin-activities-in-suzaka-nagano
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Haruhiko Imamura, Yoshitaka Murakami, Tomonori Okamura, Yuji Nishiwaki
Objectives This study demonstrated the relationship between experience as a health promotion volunteer (Hoken-hodouin) and medical costs in Japan. The study area was Suzaka City (March 2016 population: 51,637) in Nagano Prefecture, Japan, where a total of about 300 women have been engaged and trained as health promotion volunteers since 1958.Methods A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2014 using a self-administered questionnaire, which included items on experiences as a health promotion volunteer, age at engagement, leadership status, and satisfaction with the experience...
2017: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222340/a-comparative-retrospective-exploration-of-the-profiles-of-patients-in-south-africa-diagnosed-with-epileptic-and-psychogenic-non-epileptic-seizures
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David G Anderson, Maria Damianova, Skye Hanekom, Marilyn Lucas
Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) have a high prevalence globally but the accurate diagnosis of this condition still remains a challenge. This is particularly the case in countries where there is scarce expertise and insufficient affordable medical facilities to which patients have access. The rate of PNES diagnosis in epilepsy units is typically within the range of 20 to 30%. In the context of developing countries, this rate tends to be higher and increases demand on the existing scarce health care capacities...
April 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169253/dental-students-knowledge-and-attitude-towards-cone-beam-computed-tomography-an-indian-scenario
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Palak H Shah, Rashmi Venkatesh
BACKGROUND: Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is an upcoming imaging modality in field of dentistry with promising outcomes. AIM OF THE STUDY: To assess the dental student's knowledge and attitude regarding CBCT in K. M. Shah Dental College and Hospital as they are future practitioners. METHODOLOGY: An anonymous questionnaire consisting of 11 questions was distributed among 320 dental students which included final BDS students, interns, and postgraduate students...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127931/public-attitudes-towards-psychiatry-and-psychiatric-treatment-at-the-beginning-of-the-21st-century-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-population-surveys
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Matthias C Angermeyer, Sandra van der Auwera, Mauro G Carta, Georg Schomerus
Public attitudes towards psychiatry are crucial determinants of help-seeking for mental illness. It has been argued that psychiatry as a discipline enjoys low esteem among the public, and a "crisis" of psychiatry has been noted. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of population studies examining public attitudes towards various aspects of psychiatric care. Our search in PubMed, Web of Science, PsychINFO and bibliographies yielded 162 papers based on population surveys conducted since 2000 and published no later than 2015...
February 2017: World Psychiatry: Official Journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114954/endoscopic-sinus-surgery-in-adult-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps-polypess-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Evelijn S Lourijsen, Corianne A J M de Borgie, Marleen Vleming, Wytske J Fokkens
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps is a chronic disease frequently seen in otorhinolaryngological practice. Along with its chronic disease burden it creates high societal costs. Therapy consists of long-term use of medication and, if insufficient, endoscopic sinus surgery. No consensus exists on the right timing and extent of disease that warrants surgery. Furthermore, there is lack of clinical knowledge about the benefit of surgery over medication only. The current trial evaluates the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of endoscopic sinus surgery in addition to drug treatment versus medication exclusively in the adult patient group with nasal polyps...
January 23, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998047/how-to-manage-hypertension-with-atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis
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REVIEW
Jean-Baptiste Ricco, Romain Belmonte, Guilio Illuminati, Xavier Barral, Fabrice Schneider, Bertrand Chavent
The management of atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS) in patients with hypertension has been the topic of great controversy. Major contemporary clinical trials such as the Cardiovascular Outcomes for Renal Artery lesions (CORAL) and Angioplasty and Stenting for Renal Atherosclerotic lesions (ASTRAL) have failed to show significant benefit of revascularization over medical management in controlling blood pressure and preserving renal function. We present here the implications and limitations of these trials and formulate recommendations for management of ARAS...
April 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998043/patients-perceptions-of-their-relatives-risk-of-developing-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-of-the-potential-for-risk-communication-prediction-and-modulation
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Marie Falahee, Gwenda Simons, Christopher D Buckley, Mats Hansson, Rebecca J Stack, Karim Raza
OBJECTIVES: To understand the perspectives of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) about the risk of their relatives developing RA in the future, and about communicating with their relatives about risk and its modulation. METHODS: Twenty-one RA patients took part in semi-structured interviews. RESULTS: Participants reported willingness to communicate with relatives about their risk of developing RA, but described choosing which relatives to communicate with, on the basis of their perceived receptivity to such risk information...
December 20, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997434/the-crohn-s-and-colitis-foundation-of-america-survey-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patient-health-care-access
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David T Rubin, Lauren D Feld, Sarah R Goeppinger, Joel Margolese, Joel Rosh, Michele Rubin, Sandra Kim, Dylan M Rodriquez, Laura Wingate
BACKGROUND: Despite anecdotal information about unaffordable care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), there are no data regarding access to health care resources and expert care for patients with IBD. Our study was designed to assess IBD patients' ability to access and use care, as well as the timeliness, affordability, and financial stressors related to care. METHODS: We modified the Centers for Disease Control National Health Interview Survey for IBD...
February 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959665/retrospective-analysis-of-the-safety-and-cost-implications-of-pediatric-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-at-a-single-center
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Gibran T Yusuf, Maria E Sellars, Annamaria Deganello, David O Cosgrove, Paul S Sidhu
OBJECTIVE: Because of concern over medical ionizing radiation exposure of children, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has generated interest as an inexpensive, ionizing radiation-free alternative to CT and MRI. CEUS has received approval for pediatric hepatic use but remains off-label for a range of other applications. The purposes of this study were to retrospectively analyze adverse incidents encountered in pediatric CEUS and to assess the financial benefits of reducing the number of CT and MRI examinations performed...
February 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913266/cost-utility-of-video-electroencephalography-monitoring-followed-by-surgery-in-adults-with-drug-resistant-focal-epilepsy-in-thailand
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Pimprapa Kitwitee, Kanjana Unnwongse, Teeradej Srikijvilaikul, Tinonkorn Yadee, Chulaporn Limwattananon
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed whether video-electroencephalography (VEEG) monitoring followed by surgery was cost-effective in adult patients with drug-resistant focal epilepsy under Thai health care context, as compared with continued medical treatment without VEEG. METHODS: The total cost (in Thai Baht, THB) and effectiveness (in quality-adjusted life years, QALYs) were estimated over a lifetime horizon, using a decision tree and a Markov model. Data on short-term surgical outcomes, direct health care costs, and utilities were collected from Thai patients in a specialized hospital...
February 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908942/the-need-for-an-effective-process-to-resolve-conflicts-over-medical-futility-a-case-study-and-analysis
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Jocelyn A Olmstead, Michael D Dahnke
The issue of medical futility requires a well-defined process in which both sides of the dispute can be heard and a resolution reached in a fair and ethical manner. Procedural approaches to medical futility cases provide all parties involved with a process-driven framework for resolving these disputes. Medical paternalism or the belief in the absolute rightness of the medical model will not serve to resolve these disputes. Although medical futility is first determined by medicine, in order for the determination to meet legal criteria, it must be subject to review...
December 2016: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887845/-management-of-atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis-in-2016
#20
Thomas Fournier, Florence Sens, Olivier Rouvière, Antoine Millon, Laurent Juillard
Endovascular revascularization as treatment of atherosclerotic renal-artery stenosis (aRAS) is controversial since 3 large and multicentric randomised trials (CORAL, ASTRAL, STAR) failed to prove the superiority of percutaneous transluminal renal-artery stenting (PTRAS) over medical treatment only (MT). However, considering the multiple bias of these trials, among which questionable inclusion criterias, these results must be extrapolated in clinical practice with caution. New pathophysiological data have been helping to understand why restoring blood flow does not necessarily lead to kidney function improvement...
November 22, 2016: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
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